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Muskerry hosting this year’s Macra annual conference

THE coopsuperstores.ie Macra na Feirme annual conference was officially launched at the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork recently. The annual conference, better known as the Rally, is being hosted by Muskerry Macra this year. Rally chairperson Margaret Galvin addressed the crowd, giving detail on what to expect from the weekend. The theme of this year’s agricultural conference is “inspiration for this generation” – taking the next step. It promises to

Caheragh scouting report

THE 13th Caheragh Scouting Ireland Group has been active with educating young people in outdoor sports and activities in the local and greater community since 1992, and is part of 8 other active groups throughout the West Cork County.

Heritage week on the West Cork islands

Ireland’s Heritage Week is being marked on the West Cork Islands by a series of events which draw attention to their untold stories. Throughout the week (22nd-30th August) local historians and guides will help visitors to learn more about the islands’ pasts, debunking any notions that the islands were cut off from the broader strands of Ireland’s history.

Union Hall RNLI in late night search after flare sighting

VOLUNTEER lifeboat crew with Union Hall RNLI launched last Thursday night after a member of the public spotted a flare in the West Galley Head area and raised the alarm.  Valentia Coast Guard tasked Union Hall RNLI at 10.15pm with the lifeboat launching seven minutes later.  Also involved in the search was the Rescue 117 Coast Guard Helicopter and Castlefreake Coast Guard Unit.

Book Sale for Bantry Friends of Lesotho

BANTRY Friends of Lesotho is holding their annual book sale from Friday 7th August to Saturday 22nd August, 10am-6pm daily (except Sundays)..The sale will be located in the former McCarthy’s Butchers shop on the corner of Main Street and Barrack Street, Bantry.  There will be wide range of books including non-fiction, romance, modern literature, classics, crime, children’s and Irish interest.

Bantry Bay Lions Club Diary – July 2015

The Bantry Bay Lions President Mary O’Regan-Barsum completed a highly successful year in office on June 16. She handed over the Presidency to Jerry Desmond who will hold the office for the next 12 months. Pictured are Mary and Jerry at the handover ceremony. Good luck Jerry.

Do Run Run on Sherkin this August

Due to the success of last years “ Do Run Run” on Sherkin Island the organisers have set Saturday August 8th for this year’s event, which promises to be bigger and better. This is a fun, non competitive run, walk, with two options open to participants – a 4 k which is buggy friendly and an 8 k which takes in off road route.

Fastnet Trails launched at Kilcoe

“The future of communities, rural communities in particular, is communal effort… This (project) is a benefit to your community, to West Cork and to the country . . . to whom you are an example.’ These true words were spoken by former TD Jim O’Keeffe during the recent launch of the Fastnet Trails, a system of way-marked walking (and cycling) routes aimed to promote the local natural and historical heritage.